Avithos Beach Estate Greece, Kefalonia

Hidden from view, just a couple of minutes' walk from one of the best beaches on Kefalonia, lies the beautiful Avithos Beach Estate. Exclusive to guests of Simpson Travel, the estate is run as a Simpson Hotel, combining the space and flexibility of its suites and apartments with a delicious daily breakfast service, featuring fresh local produce served on a splendid sea view terrace.

The hotel is set in its own lush and very secluded gardens above a no-through road which leads to the beach. This long stretch of gently shelving fine golden sand is ideal for families, although for those travelling without children who prefer a little more space, there is always a quieter spot to be found away from the sun beds, and a second smaller beach suitable for naturist bathing. The hotel’s own private pool is another lovely spot to relax and enjoy the sea view with a drink from the Simpson honesty bar.

There are plenty of options for dinner within a short walk or drive, with a couple of sea food tavernas right on the doorstep on the beach so there’s no need to take the car. Nearby Lassi or Argostoli, with its waterfront restaurants, vibrant town square and lively shopping streets are perfect for a day or an evening out. Whilst Melissani Cave, Karavmylos Lake and Watermill and the Drogarati Caves are all easily reached in a day, as are famous beaches of Myrtos and Assos.

 

Accommodation:
  • 6 split level suites in main building
  • 2 apartments in annexe
Split level suites:
  • 2 bedroom suites (sleeps 2-4)
  • Levantes – side sea view
  • Maistros – side sea view
  • Graigos – countryside view
  • Pounentes – countryside view
  • Lower floor: open-plan living/kitchenette (suitable for light snacks and salads) with mini-oven/hob, fridge, TV (English speaking news channels, DVD player; leads to terrace
  • Ground floor (entrance level): small twin bedroom (suitable for under 16s only), shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with balcony
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace
Split level suites:
  • 2 bedroom suites (sleeps 2-4)
  • Sirokos – side sea view
  • Garbis – countryside view
  • Lower floor: double bedroom leading to terrace, shower room
  • Ground floor (entrance level): twin bedroom
  • First floor: open-plan living/kitchenette (suitable for light snacks and salads) with mini-oven/hob, fridge, TV (English speaking news channels, DVD player)
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace
Apartments:
  • 4 bedroom apartments (sleeps 2-6)
  • Apartments accessed by several sets of steps
  • Ostria – countryside view (upper ground floor)
  • Tramoundana – countryside view (first floor)
  • Open-plan living/kitchen/dining area with full oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels)
  • Double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe/dressing room, en-suite shower room
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Single bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Private terrace or balcony
General:
  • Continental breakfast included (one day each week breakfast hamper delivered to rooms)
    Breakfast included and served on terrace (one day each week breakfast hamper delivered to rooms) - See more at: http://www.simpsontravel.com/greece-holidays/paxos/hotels/purple-apricot-hotel#sthash.BsoIW91r.dpuf
  • Poolside honesty bar
  • Wifi in communal areas and reception
  • Safe and hairdryer in each suite/apartment
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Iron and ironing board in each suite/apartment
  • Simpson Travel beach towels provided
  • Swimming pool 15m x 6m (depth approx. 1.2m - 2.1m)
  • All areas of the hotel and access to the beach road are accessed by steps
  • Some exposed drops in the hotel grounds
  • Sunbeds available on Avithos Beach (payable locally)
Complimentary w​ifi:
  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails
  • We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected
Location:
  • Avithos Beach 2min walk
  • Beach tavernas 2min walk
  • Mini-market 5min drive
  • Argostoli 25min drive
  • Kefalonia airport 15min drive
  • Avithos Beach Estate, Kefalonia. This was our second visit in a row, having had such a wonderful stay in 2015. This time, it was even better, and we didn't think that was possible. The accommodation, location, cleanliness and resort generally tick every box for us and our children (aged 10 & 7). Notable points at the accommodation are the exceptional cleanliness, the exquisite breakfasts, and the friendliness of the service and politeness of all the Simpson staff / team. The local tavernas are delightful, and the beach, so close and so clean and enjoyable, perfect. The pool is always so welcoming and always well presented whatever time of the day, with plenty of sun loungers and parasols and the honesty bar is a great idea. All in all a first rate holiday once again. And no review of the Avithos Beach Estate would be complete without mentioning all the staff, and in particular Danny & Lisa who run the whole place with a smile, unobtrusive conversation, attention to detail and professionalism, but best of all, warmth and friendliness,with no request too much trouble at all. And John for his amazing breakfast, both speed and exceptional quality, and this year the delightful Denise who served our coffee and food every morning with the nicest smile and easiest conversation. The staff are what make this place a cut above, and ensure we will return for a third time hopefully in 2017. A perfect holiday. Paul and family (Twickenham). Mr Bulos - July 2016
  • Well, Simpson have cracked it yet again ! A lovely, relaxing, stress free week. Very comfortable accommodation and beautiful surroundings. Mr Wellington - July 2016
  • A wonderful, relaxing 2 weeks at Avithos Beach Estate with our 2 children. This island is so beautiful. Mr Vernor-Miles - July 2016
  • We've had a fabulous time here. Avithos is beautiful, the perfect spot. Everyone is so helpful and friendly, Lisa and Danny have been brilliant recommending beaches and restaurants. Thank you to all the staff at Avithos for making our time here so relaxing. A great holiday, we will definitely be back. Mr Wood - July 2016
  • Avithos Beach had everything required for a relaxed holiday. The accommodation felt like an individual villa. The daily breakfast, taken on a covered terrace with other guests was a civilised way of starting the day and, in our case, meant we didn't seek out separate lunch venues. Having the beach and choice of tavernas within a couple of minutes' walk reduced our dependency on a car while the overall location gave easy access to lots of the island's attractions incuding the bustle of Argostoli. A villa holiday can sometimes leave you feeling a little isolated. This was our first experience of a Simpson 'hotel' and we found the presence of other guests and on-site staff to be agreeable and comforting. Mr Gibbs - June 2016
  • Our choice of location was superb, quiet, friendly and relaxing. Easy to get around in our little car. We would certainly recommend the area for a family holiday as well, safe swimming and perfect beaches. Plenty of good restaurants. Will be back. Mrs Doman - June 2016
  • Lovely apartments and perfect for children - lots to explore on the Island - recommended. Mr Lake - May 2016
  • This was the first time we went away as a family for May Half term and wanted Sun, fun and relaxation, quality too for a fair price. So we spent time selecting the right location, accommodation and general experience. Simpson's gave us great confidence from the start and I am pleased to say we have just returned from a brilliant week in Kefalonia (Avithos Beach Estate) and it met, in fact, exceeded all of our expectations. The kids said on several occasions that they were having the "best day ever" and everything was "awesome". The quality of the accommodation was excellent, super comfy beds, short transfer from the airport, very friendly reps and Danny and Lisa took personal pride in ensuring everyone made the most of their stay. Kefalonia was a wonderful destination, it was not touristy, we were made to feel welcome absolutely everywhere and the quality of the Taverna's was impressive... and the beaches .... white sands, crystal clear waters and very quiet. In short, it's been the best family holiday we have ever had. Thank you. Mr Hagger - May 2016
  • Amazing. Ms Naylor - May 2016
  • We have been on several Simpson holidays and they can be relied on to find the perfect hotels in lovely locations. So far ten out of ten with a few gold stars! Mrs Stevenson - May 2016
  • We have had a lovely week here in beautiful surroundings. Thank to Lisa, Danny, John and all the team for a lovely stress free week. They couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. Mrs Linkleter - May 2016
  • Danny and Lisa have been wonderful hosts. They have given us plenty of information about the island and treated us so well. John and Eva have also been a great help. Everyone was friendly but also respected our privacy. Thank you for a lovely holiday. Mr Harrison - May 2016
  • We have just returned from a weeks holiday at Avithos Beach Estate which has been a truly wonderful experience. This is our first visit to Kefalonia and we found Avithos to be just the perfect location for us as it is small, quiet, intimate & just further enough away from the busy areas but near enough with the car if you wanted to a bit more of a lively time. We wanted a week to chill, relax and do a little sightseeing and Avithos certainly ticks the box!! We loved our apartment with wonderful views out to sea and fantastic breakfasts on the terrace. The pool is brilliant with views out to sea and just a short walk to Avithos Beach with an amazing beach bar. Danny & Lisa are great always there to help with smiling faces - can't wait to return in 2016!!! Mrs Catling - September 2015
  • Fantastic location, accommodation and service. A perfect base from which to explore a beautiful island or just relax by the pool. Our 8-yr-old son is desperate to return! Mr Beaugeard - August 2015
  • We absolutely loved our holiday at Avithos Beach Estate. The setting, accommodation and staff (Lisa,Danny and John) were brilliant. The swimming pool was much loved by the kids and there were plenty of gorgeous beaches nearby. We really hope to come back. Mrs David - August 2015
  • Avithos is the perfect place to relax with family - fabulous pool, stunning beach and super cool beach bar. We loved the restaurant next door too. No need to venture out to other resorts as we had everything we needed there. Mrs Wells - August 2015
  • Avithos Beach Estate was spot on. A lovely location with fantastic service from Danny, Lisa and all the staff. Stunning views and the accommodation was just as described. Plenty of help with places to see and eat. Highly recommend. Mrs Cheeseman - August 2015
  • The Avithos Beach Estate is an absolutely beautiful place to stay for a family holiday - we have just returned from a lovely time there with our two children (ages 6 and 9). The accommodation is absolutely ideal for families, situated in lush and fragrant gardens, extremely secluded and very secure. The pool situated away from the main gardens and terrace is ideal, cool and with stunning views out to sea. Plenty of sunbeds and very big umbrellas for shade, when the afternoon warm breeze passes through, the perfect spot. The beach and local tavernas are less than two mins stroll with quick access via a path from the apartments. The seating area for breakfast is lovely, always so well presented and the food for breakfasts are lovely, the excellent chef does a selection of cold fresh produce, as well as a cooked selection - catering for all tastes, children are very well looked after. Of course what makes this place really special are the Simpson staff, Lisa and Danny run this place with more than just a smile, they are incredibly personable and go out of their way to make your stay special - highly recommended. Loved it. Mr Bulos - July 2015
  • Lovely holiday in great location. Thank you Simpson. Mr Margolis - July 2015
  • Fabulous holiday at Avithos Beach Estate, Danny & Lisa couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. They were very knowledgeable on the area, boat trips & hire, beaches, restaurants etc. John did some great "hot options" for breakfast which everyone loved, and he was also very helpful & knowledgeable. The cleaners were hard working, friendly and efficient, bedding & towels were excellent. Mrs Bunker - July 2015
  • We had a lovely time at Avithos Beach - the hotel was typical Simpson standard and yet again they have found an excellent couple to run it in Danny and Lisa. Mr Balderson - July 2015
  • Avithos has been great, sunshine everyday. Danny and Lisa and their team have looked after us brilliantly. Mrs Thwaites - July 2015
  • We loved the Avithos Beach Estate. Danny and Lisa are lovely, made us feel very welcome. Mr Hoyle - July 2015
  • Fantastic beaches close to apartment. Swimming pool and facilities are good. Mr Simpson - July 2015
  • We have just returned from a wonderful week at the Avithos Beach Estate. Danny and Lisa made us feel at home from the moment we arrived which meant we could relax immediately which isn't always easy to do when visiting somewhere new. Their care and attention to detail surpassed our expectations - nothing was too much trouble for them, even on their day off. The breakfasts were delicious and well thought out with the menu changing everyday. We also loved the 'Honesty Bar' by the pool, - such a good idea. Well done and thank you so much Danny and Lisa - Can we come back please. Mrs Thwaites - July 2015
  • Avithos Beach Estate is a beautiful, peaceful place and we loved the simple but glamorous feel - the views from the pool are wonderful and there are beautiful beaches within a short distance. Having a couple of tavernas and a beach bar within a few minutes' walk made life even more relaxed. We'll definitely return for another happy week! Mrs Lee - June 2015
  • Over and above the call of duty. Dan and Lisa were fabulous hosts. Overall a lovely relaxing holiday and one we will remember for a long time Mr Price - June 2015
  • We've had a fabulous couple of weeks here! Mr Ludlow - June 2015
  • We've had a lovely week at Avithos, two small children have somewhat curtailed on more adventurous tendencies, but staying close to the estate has been great. The tavernas down the hill are great, a couple of evenings spent on the terrace have been magical. Pool facilities are fantastic, breakfast a very scenic and relaxed affair! Lisa and Danny are very welcoming and friendly and looked after us very well! Mrs Pettman - June 2015
  • Hotel facilities much appreciated in a self contained villa - but much more personal due to Danny and Lisa. Mr Darnell - June 2015
  • Great resort ! Exceeded our expectations! Also very friendly and helpful service from Lisa and Danny. Pool and terrace are the highlights closely followed by breakfast. All in all a fantastic holiday. Mrs McCunn - June 2015
  • Wonderful holiday. So relaxing amidst a beautiful location. Lovely breakfasts and accommodation. Thanks to the extremely helpful Lisa and Danny. Mr Beaumont - June 2015
  • What a truly idyllic place. We have all had such a lovely week at this fantastic location. Danny & Lisa have been great and we have become real pals over the last seven days. The facilities - apartment, pool, etc. are first rate and the two tavernas serve excellent food by the beach. Mr Lunnon - June 2015
  • A wonderful time had in a wonderful place. Danny and Lisa were fantastic Mrs Filer - June 2015
  • Loved everything about this holiday! The location and accommodation are excellent - a beautiful spot. My husband and I wanted a relaxing week away from it all and the Avithos Beach Estate was perfect. The accommodation was as promised, and our hosts Danny and Lisa went the extra mile to make sure our stay was special.. Will definitely recommend this place to friends and family, and would love to return. Mrs Vassallo - June 2015
  • Thank you for a wonderful stay! We could not ask for anything more. The hotel and views are amazing and Danny and Lisa made our stay special. We will be back next year and really cannot wait! Everything was just perfect. Mrs Davis - May 2015
  • We truly had a wonderful week here! Lisa and Danny looked after us beautifully and we relaxed as soon as we arrived. They were both great with the kids. All in all a wonderful break! Mr Glover - May 2015
  • The Avithos Beach Estate was beautiful. Quiet, peaceful and a great family holiday. Lisa and Danny could not do anything more to make the stay better - the kind of people who would do anything for anyone. Another Simpson staff member was there and when our daughters swimming mask had got broken on the flight she went out and bought a replacement as well as buckets and spades and swim rings. Such kindness, going the extra mile. The apartments are comfortable, breakfast delicious. Local tavernas serve yummy local dishes in pretty surroundings- dinner watching the sun go down over the sea with space for the children to mingle. The car meant we could easily go out and the supermarket had a fantastic selection. Wonderful, thank you. We will definitely travel with Simpson again. Miss Goss - May 2015
  • What a wonderful location for a relaxing holiday! Mrs Mitchell - May 2015
  • Congratulations to Lisa and Danny for providing such a friendly welcome. This really is a wonderful place to come and stay. Mrs Stern - May 2015
  • Super holiday ! thank you. Mr Russell - May 2015

  No of people 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 May
Garbis 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 863pp 1,196pp 891pp 1,332pp 1,072pp 1,685pp 1,205pp 1,749pp
3 712pp 934pp 730pp 1,025pp 852pp 1,260pp 948pp 1,311pp
4 654pp 838pp 668pp 906pp 759pp 1,082pp 837pp 1,127pp
  No of people 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 June
Garbis 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,152pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,208pp 1,820pp 1,236pp 1,878pp
3 904pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 942pp 1,350pp 961pp 1,388pp
4 798pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 827pp 1,150pp 840pp 1,184pp
  No of people 5 August 12 August 19 August 26 August
Garbis 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,551pp 2,515pp 1,551pp 2,515pp 1,551pp 2,404pp 1,497pp 2,186pp
3 1,179pp 1,822pp 1,179pp 1,822pp 1,179pp 1,748pp 1,143pp 1,602pp
4 1,016pp 1,520pp 1,016pp 1,520pp 1,016pp 1,465pp 989pp 1,356pp
  No of people 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September
Garbis 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,330pp 1,936pp 1,246pp 1,817pp 1,190pp 1,674pp 1,079pp 1,436pp 911pp SOLD
3 1,024pp 1,427pp 968pp 1,348pp 930pp 1,253pp 856pp 1,094pp 744pp SOLD
4 893pp 1,218pp 851pp 1,159pp 823pp 1,088pp 767pp 969pp 683pp SOLD
  No of people 7 October 14 October
Garbis 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

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  No of people 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 May
Graigos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 863pp 1,196pp 891pp 1,332pp 1,072pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 712pp 934pp 730pp 1,025pp 852pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 654pp 838pp 668pp 906pp 759pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
  No of people 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 June
Graigos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,152pp 1,724pp 1,180pp 1,772pp 1,208pp 1,820pp 1,236pp SOLD
3 904pp 1,286pp 923pp 1,318pp 942pp 1,350pp 961pp SOLD
4 798pp 1,102pp 812pp 1,126pp 827pp 1,150pp 840pp SOLD
  No of people 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 July
Graigos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,534pp 2,568pp 1,551pp 2,515pp 1,551pp 2,515pp
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,160pp 1,849pp 1,179pp 1,822pp 1,179pp 1,822pp
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 995pp 1,535pp 1,016pp 1,520pp 1,016pp 1,520pp
  No of people 5 August 12 August 19 August 26 August
Graigos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,551pp 2,515pp 1,551pp 2,515pp 1,551pp 2,404pp 1,497pp 2,186pp
3 1,179pp 1,822pp 1,179pp 1,822pp 1,179pp 1,748pp 1,143pp 1,602pp
4 1,016pp 1,520pp 1,016pp 1,520pp 1,016pp 1,465pp 989pp 1,356pp
  No of people 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September
Graigos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,330pp 1,936pp 1,246pp 1,817pp 1,190pp 1,674pp 1,079pp 1,436pp 911pp SOLD
3 1,024pp 1,427pp 968pp 1,348pp 930pp 1,253pp 856pp 1,094pp 744pp SOLD
4 893pp 1,218pp 851pp 1,159pp 823pp 1,088pp 767pp 969pp 683pp SOLD
  No of people 7 October 14 October
Graigos 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

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  No of people 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 May
Levantes 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 918pp 1,284pp 945pp 1,418pp 1,129pp 1,782pp 1,261pp SOLD
3 749pp 992pp 767pp 1,082pp 889pp 1,325pp 986pp SOLD
4 682pp 882pp 695pp 949pp 787pp 1,131pp 865pp SOLD
  No of people 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 June
Levantes 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD 1,264pp 1,915pp 1,292pp 1,962pp 1,320pp 2,021pp
3 SOLD SOLD 979pp 1,413pp 998pp 1,445pp 1,017pp 1,484pp
4 SOLD SOLD 854pp 1,197pp 868pp 1,221pp 882pp 1,256pp
  No of people 5 August 12 August 19 August 26 August
Levantes 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,663pp 2,722pp 1,663pp 2,722pp 1,663pp 2,617pp 1,624pp 2,395pp
3 1,253pp 1,960pp 1,253pp 1,960pp 1,253pp 1,889pp 1,228pp 1,741pp
4 1,072pp 1,624pp 1,072pp 1,624pp 1,072pp 1,571pp 1,052pp 1,460pp
  No of people 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September
Levantes 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,443pp 2,127pp 1,359pp 2,007pp 1,302pp 1,864pp 1,190pp 1,579pp 966pp SOLD
3 1,099pp 1,555pp 1,043pp 1,475pp 1,005pp 1,379pp 930pp 1,189pp 781pp SOLD
4 949pp 1,314pp 907pp 1,254pp 879pp 1,183pp 823pp 1,040pp 711pp SOLD
  No of people 7 October 14 October
Levantes 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

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  No of people 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 May
Maistros 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 918pp 1,284pp 945pp 1,418pp 1,129pp 1,782pp 1,261pp SOLD
3 749pp 992pp 767pp 1,082pp 889pp 1,325pp 986pp SOLD
4 682pp 882pp 695pp 949pp 787pp 1,131pp 865pp SOLD
  No of people 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 June
Maistros 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,292pp 1,962pp 1,320pp 2,021pp
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 998pp 1,445pp 1,017pp 1,484pp
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 868pp 1,221pp 882pp 1,256pp
  No of people 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 July
Maistros 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,359pp 2,103pp 1,415pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,663pp 2,722pp
3 1,043pp 1,539pp 1,080pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,253pp 1,960pp
4 907pp 1,302pp 935pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,072pp 1,624pp
  No of people 5 August 12 August 19 August 26 August
Maistros 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,663pp 2,722pp 1,663pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,624pp 2,395pp
3 1,253pp 1,960pp 1,253pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,228pp 1,741pp
4 1,072pp 1,624pp 1,072pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,052pp 1,460pp
  No of people 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September
Maistros 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,443pp 2,127pp 1,359pp 2,007pp 1,302pp 1,864pp 1,190pp 1,579pp 966pp SOLD
3 1,099pp 1,555pp 1,043pp 1,475pp 1,005pp 1,379pp 930pp 1,189pp 781pp SOLD
4 949pp 1,314pp 907pp 1,254pp 879pp 1,183pp 823pp 1,040pp 711pp SOLD
  No of people 7 October 14 October
Maistros 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

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  No of people 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 July
Ostria 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,471pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,886pp 3,136pp 1,886pp 3,136pp
3 1,117pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,402pp 2,235pp 1,402pp 2,235pp
4 963pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,183pp 1,831pp 1,183pp 1,831pp
5 852pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,034pp 1,552pp 1,034pp 1,552pp
6 800pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 955pp 1,408pp 955pp 1,408pp
  No of people 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September
Ostria 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,303pp 1,865pp 1,190pp 1,722pp 1,135pp 1,603pp 1,050pp 1,388pp 882pp SOLD
3 1,005pp 1,380pp 930pp 1,284pp 893pp 1,205pp 837pp 1,062pp 725pp SOLD
4 879pp 1,183pp 823pp 1,111pp 795pp 1,052pp 753pp 945pp 669pp SOLD
5 785pp 1,028pp 740pp 971pp 718pp 924pp 684pp 838pp 617pp SOLD
6 744pp 967pp 706pp 920pp 688pp 880pp 660pp 808pp 604pp SOLD
  No of people 7 October 14 October
Ostria 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
5 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
6 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

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  No of people 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 May
Pounentes 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 863pp 1,196pp 891pp 1,332pp 1,072pp 1,685pp 1,205pp 1,749pp
3 712pp 934pp 730pp 1,025pp 852pp 1,260pp 948pp 1,311pp
4 654pp 838pp 668pp 906pp 759pp 1,082pp 837pp 1,127pp
  No of people 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 June
Pounentes 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,152pp 1,724pp 1,180pp 1,772pp 1,208pp 1,820pp 1,236pp 1,878pp
3 904pp 1,286pp 923pp 1,318pp 942pp 1,350pp 961pp 1,388pp
4 798pp 1,102pp 812pp 1,126pp 827pp 1,150pp 840pp 1,184pp
  No of people 5 August 12 August 19 August 26 August
Pounentes 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,551pp 2,515pp 1,551pp 2,515pp 1,551pp 2,404pp 1,497pp 2,186pp
3 1,179pp 1,822pp 1,179pp 1,822pp 1,179pp 1,748pp 1,143pp 1,602pp
4 1,016pp 1,520pp 1,016pp 1,520pp 1,016pp 1,465pp 989pp 1,356pp
  No of people 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September
Pounentes 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,330pp 1,936pp 1,246pp 1,817pp 1,190pp 1,674pp 1,079pp 1,436pp 911pp SOLD
3 1,024pp 1,427pp 968pp 1,348pp 930pp 1,253pp 856pp 1,094pp 744pp SOLD
4 893pp 1,218pp 851pp 1,159pp 823pp 1,088pp 767pp 969pp 683pp SOLD
  No of people 7 October 14 October
Pounentes 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

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  No of people 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 May
Sirokos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 918pp 1,284pp 945pp 1,418pp 1,129pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 749pp 992pp 767pp 1,082pp 889pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 682pp 882pp 695pp 949pp 787pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
  No of people 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 June
Sirokos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,292pp 1,962pp 1,320pp 2,021pp
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 998pp 1,445pp 1,017pp 1,484pp
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 868pp 1,221pp 882pp 1,256pp
  No of people 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 July
Sirokos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,359pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 1,043pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 907pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
  No of people 5 August 12 August 19 August 26 August
Sirokos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,663pp 2,617pp 1,624pp 2,395pp
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,253pp 1,889pp 1,228pp 1,741pp
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,072pp 1,571pp 1,052pp 1,460pp
  No of people 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September
Sirokos 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,443pp 2,127pp 1,359pp 2,007pp 1,302pp 1,864pp 1,190pp 1,579pp 966pp SOLD
3 1,099pp 1,555pp 1,043pp 1,475pp 1,005pp 1,379pp 930pp 1,189pp 781pp SOLD
4 949pp 1,314pp 907pp 1,254pp 879pp 1,183pp 823pp 1,040pp 711pp SOLD
  No of people 7 October 14 October
Sirokos 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

Please call us for assistance with your holiday on 020 8392 5872.
  No of people 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 June
Tramoundana 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,124pp 1,677pp 1,152pp 1,724pp 1,180pp 1,772pp 1,208pp SOLD
3 886pp 1,255pp 904pp 1,286pp 923pp 1,318pp 942pp SOLD
4 785pp 1,078pp 798pp 1,102pp 812pp 1,126pp 827pp SOLD
5 710pp 945pp 721pp 964pp 732pp 983pp 743pp SOLD
6 681pp 898pp 690pp 913pp 699pp 929pp 709pp SOLD
  No of people 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 July
Tramoundana 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,873pp 3,215pp 1,886pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,385pp 2,280pp 1,402pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,164pp 1,858pp 1,183pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
5 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,013pp 1,568pp 1,034pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
6 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 934pp 1,417pp 955pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
  No of people 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September
Tramoundana 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,303pp 1,865pp 1,190pp 1,722pp 1,135pp 1,603pp 1,050pp 1,388pp 882pp SOLD
3 1,005pp 1,380pp 930pp 1,284pp 893pp 1,205pp 837pp 1,062pp 725pp SOLD
4 879pp 1,183pp 823pp 1,111pp 795pp 1,052pp 753pp 945pp 669pp SOLD
5 785pp 1,028pp 740pp 971pp 718pp 924pp 684pp 838pp 617pp SOLD
6 744pp 967pp 706pp 920pp 688pp 880pp 660pp 808pp 604pp SOLD
  No of people 7 October 14 October
Tramoundana 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
5 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
6 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

Please call us for assistance with your holiday on 020 8392 5872.

Property EOT Licence:  0458Κ124Κ0470201

If applicable, car hire category included in price is as follows:

2-3 guests 1 Group B
4-5 guests 1 Group D
6 guests 2 Group B

 

Booking Conditions

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES

  • Prices are in pounds sterling and are per person
  • Accommodation only for the guests named on your invoice (including breakfast where stated if you are staying in a hotel)
  • Return economy flights from the UK to your destination (flight supplements may be applicable depending on availability)
  • Government and local taxes, excluding visa charges
  • An air-conditioned car or return transfers, as specified in the property details
  • The assistance of our local representative overseas
  • Simpson information book in your accommodation

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Any breakages, damage, losses, extra cleaning or outstanding accounts incurred during your stay
  • Visas
  • Holiday travel insurance
  • Twin-centre holidays: a £15-100 per person administration fee is applicable which will include all middle transfers

YOUR SECURITY AND PEACE OF MIND
Full protection is guaranteed when you book a package with us. Our holidays are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under the Air Tour Organisers Licence (ATOL Licence 5858) and by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA Membership W5698).

ACCOMMODATION ONLY
For most of our self-catering accommodation we are able to offer accommodation only prices (excluding flights, car hire and transfers). Restrictions may apply at certain times of the year.

CHILD CONCESSIONS
Children aged 2-11 years are eligible for concessions of between 5%-25% of the holiday price. This is offered at most of our self-catering properties depending on departure dates. High season dates are excluded. Two full paying adults must be travelling in order for child discounts to apply. For further information please call our sales consultants.

INFANTS
There is a charge of £75 per infant (under 2 years) on all our holidays. Travel cots and highchairs are provided free of charge in our self-catering properties, however, some hotels may charge for these items and we will advise you of any extra costs at the time of booking. Many hotels offer reduced rates for children if they share the same room as their parents.

PLACING AN OPTION
In order to allow you to co-ordinate your holiday arrangements with friends and family, in many cases we are able to hold an option for up to 24 hours before confirming your booking.

PAYING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY
In order to confirm your booking a deposit of £225 per person is required unless you are booking accommodation only in which case 30% of the total holiday cost is required. However, if we need to buy in flight seats especially for your booking, we will ask you to pay a higher deposit to include the cost of the flights. This payment is non-refundable. The balance payment for your holiday should be paid at least 10 weeks prior to your departure. We accept most debit cards and credit cards, and personal cheques. All payments made by credit card will be subject to a 1.25% charge* reflecting our incurred costs. (*American Express is subject to a 2% charge.) Multi-centre holidays incur a £15-100 per person administration fee.

Please familiarise yourself with our full booking terms including our cancellation policy here.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
It is compulsory that all our guests have comprehensive travel insurance and we will need full details of your policy at the time of booking or before you travel.

FINAL DOCUMENTATION
Your travel documents are available to download and print 2 weeks prior to departure provided you have paid in full, completed and submitted Advanced Passenger Information and car hire details (if applicable). Please note if you are travelling with Ryan Air you will only be able to download your boarding passes approximately 7 days before departure due to the airline's check-in requirements. Should you prefer to receive your documents by post, please ask us at the time of booking.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS
It is your responsibility to be in possession of a valid passport and any necessary visas. EU citizens do not need a visa to travel to Greece. If you are a non-EU citizen then you should check with your own embassy for the entry/re-entry requirements necessary for your journey. Children not on an accompanying parent’s passport before October 1998 are now required to hold their own passport if they are under 16 years. If you do not have a passport, it is recommended to apply at least 6 weeks before your holiday. Passports should be valid for 6 months after your return date.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Our prices are based on our lowest contracted fare. Occasionally it may be necessary to purchase flights outside of our normal allocation and in these circumstances we may need to charge an additional supplement to reflect the extra costs incurred. This will also be the case if we are booking flights from regional airports or on flights where we do not have a seat allocation. If a supplement applies, this will be advised to you at the time of booking.

Gatwick-Zakynthos (EasyJet – Flight number EZY 8745/5)
Depart 0840 Arrive 1410
Depart 1450 Arrive 1625
Snacks can be purchased on board
Gatwick North Terminal
 
Heathrow-Corfu (British Airways Flight number BA9126/7C) 
Depart 0715 Arrive 1230
Depart 1320 Arrive 1435
British Airways offer a buy on board service
Heathrow Terminal 5
 
Gatwick-Chania, Crete (Easyjet Flight number EZY 8781/2) 
Depart 0800 Arrive 1355
Depart 1440 Arrive 1635
Snacks can be purchased on board
Gatwick North Terminal
 
Gatwick-Kefalonia (Air Germania Flight number ST2722/3)
Depart 0925 Arrive 1440
Depart 1525 Arrive 1700
Hot meal and soft drink provided on board
Gatwick South Terminal
 
Heathrow-Preveza (British Airways Flight number BA9130/1)
Depart 0940 Arrive 1515
Depart 1625 Arrive 1755
British Airways offer a buy on board service
Heathrow Terminal 5
 
Gatwick-Skiathos for Skopelos (Air Germania Flight number ST2610/1) 
Depart 0535 Arrive 1135
Depart 1325 Arrive 1520
Hot meal and soft drink provided on board  
Gatwick South Terminal

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE
If you are flying on our British Airways charter service from London to Corfu you are permitted to carry one piece of checked luggage per person up to 23kg. One piece of hand baggage is permitted up to 10kg (maximum dimensions 56cm x 45cm x 25cm).

Infants are permitted a 10kg checked bag allowance plus a fully collapsible pushchair, a car seat and one piece of hand luggage for items required in the flight (subject to security restrictions).
 
Any excess baggage will be charged at the airport. As this is a BA charter service, BA miles cannot be accrued or earned on this flight, nor can BA Executive Club members access the airport lounge.
 
If you are flying with Easyjet you are permitted to carry one piece of checked luggage per person (excluding infants) up to 20kg. One piece of hand baggage is permitted measuring a maximum 56 x 45 x 25cm (including wheels, pockets and handles) which you must be able to place and retrieve safely in the overhead lockers without assistance.
 
If you are flying with any other airline, please check the airline’s website for details.
 
It is common for airlines to change their restrictions on luggage weight and the number of items so, before travelling, we recommend you check the airline’s website for the latest information.

IN-FLIGHT MEALS AND SPECIAL DIETS
British Airways offer an in-flight snack on our service from London to Corfu. Special meal requests may be made up to 14 days prior to departure. Whilst we will always pass your request onto the airline, we are unable to guarantee supply. Charges may apply and we will confirm these to you at the time of booking. Easyjet offers a pay on board snack service.

GROUP SEATING AND EXTRA LEGROOM
Some airlines offer passengers the opportunity of pre-booking guaranteed seats together at a pre-paid supplement (seats may be situated either side of an aisle) and some offer seating with extra legroom for a reasonable supplement. Availability and supplements can be advised at the time of booking.

PREGNANCY
You will usually need a certificate of fitness to fly if you are more than 28 weeks pregnant. Most airlines will not allow you to fly if you are more than 32 weeks pregnant. Please refer to the airline’s website for details of their policy.

API (ADVANCE PASSENGER INFORMATION)
Most countries require that the airline take additional information from each passenger such as full name, date and place of birth, passport number, country of issue and expiry date. You will need to provide this information at the time of booking or, at the very latest, prior to release of your travel documents. You are able to complete the details online via Manage My Booking or call a member of our Pre-Departure team.

NAME CHANGES
The name shown on the itinerary must exactly match the name of the passenger travelling as it appears in his/her passport (first full name and surname). If not, you may be refused boarding. Once your flights have been booked, it is not usually possible to make name changes without incurring substantial charges. If there are any errors on your invoice or itinerary, please inform us immediately.

FOREIGN OFFICE ADVICE BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad. Should you wish to check their advice or information about the destination you are travelling to, please visit their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en or call 020 7008 1500.

FLIGHT DELAYS
In the event of a flight delay, whenever possible we will ensure that the airline/operator communicates the reasons for and extent of any delay and implements appropriate standards of welfare provision. EU carriers should also comply with EU Regulation 261/2004 in the event of delays, cancellations or denied boarding and guidance is provided on the CAA’s website www.caa.co.uk

CAR HIRE INFORMATION
Most of our holidays include an air-conditioned hire car, to be collected from and returned to the airport (or port where applicable). The category of car included in the basic holiday price will vary according to the number of people in your party. We do not consider infants as part of the total party size. The cars we have included offer comfortable seating for the size of party travelling, however, we do ask you to take into account the size of the boot space for your luggage if any infants are in your party, and the number of child and baby seats required. You may wish to upgrade your car to give you extra comfort and space. Availability and supplements for upgrading will be advised at the time of booking. For transporting extra luggage it is also possible to pre-book a taxi at additional cost.

The types of cars listed are only examples of car models in each category. We cannot guarantee that you will receive a specific make or model.  All cars in Greece are 5 door.

Crete Car Makes and Models
Group B: Hyundai Atos or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Fiat Punto/Citroen C3 or similar –  a/c 5 seats
Group D: Hyundai Accent/Nissan Almeraor or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group F2: Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar –  a/c 5 seats – on request
Group G1: Minibus Fiat Doblo or similar –  a/c 6 seats – on request
Group G2: Minibus Fiat Scudo or similar –  a/c 9 seats – on request
Group H: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group I: Cabrio Peugeot 206/Citroen C3 or similar –  5 seats – on request
Group G: Fiat 500/Citroen C1 1.2L or similar – a/c 4 seats – on request

Corfu Car Makes and Models
Group B: Hyundai I10 1.1L or similar –  a/c 4 seats
Group C: Ford Fiesta 1.2L or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Hyundai Accent 1.4L or similar –  a/c 5 seats
Group E1: Citroen C3 1.4L or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group E2: Hyundai Matrix 1.6L or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group F2: Minibus Fiat Scudo or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request
Group L: Ford Focus 1.6L or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group G: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top 1.4L or similar – 4 seats – on request

Paxos Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat New Panda/ Fiat Punto 1.2L–1.3L or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Grande Punto/ Chevrolet 1.3L–1.4L or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group F: Dacia Duster 4x4 Hard Top 1.6L or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group G: Cabrio Fiat 500/Citroen C1 1.2L or similar – a/c 4 seats – on request
Group I: Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.8L or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request
Group J: Car a/c 5 1.2L–1.3L or similar – 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group K: Fiat Doblo 1.4L or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request

Sivota and Epiros Coast (Simpson Secret) Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat Panda/Fiat Punto or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats

Kefalonia Car Makes and Models
Group A: Daihatsu Cuore or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group B: Hyundai I 10 or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Fiat Grande Punto or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Hyundai I 30 or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group E: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group E1: Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group F: Minibus Fiat Doblo or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request
Group J: Car a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request

Ithaca Car Makes and Models
Group A: Fiat Panda or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group B: Hyundai I 20/Opel Corsa or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group C: Fiat Grande Punto/Seat Cordoba or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group E: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group E1: Daihatsu Couare or similar – a/c 7 seats – automatic – on request

Zakynthos Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat Panda or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Opel Corsa or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Ford Focus/Opel Astra or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group K: Toyota Prius or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group H: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group W: Minibus or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request

Skopelos Car Makes and Models
Group B: Hyundai Atos or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Renault Clio/Citroen C3 or similar – a/c 4/5 seats
Group D: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group G: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group E: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group F: Fiat Scudo or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request

Lefkada Car Makes and Models
Group B1: Fiat Punto or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Seat Cordoba or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group F: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group M: VW Caddy or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request
Group M1: VW Transporter or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request

Meganissi Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat Punto or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group D: Opel Astra or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group E: Suzuki Jimny 4x4 or similar – 4 seats – on request

INCLUDED IN YOUR CAR HIRE

  • Unlimited mileage
  • Local taxes and compulsory insurance
  • Two main drivers. Please note that there is a minimum age for drivers (minimum ages vary from 21 to 25 and can be advised at the time of booking) although there is no maximum age limit. Drivers must hold a British/EU Driver’s Licence or International Driver’s Licence, held for at least 2 years. You will not be able to hire a car without your original, valid Driver’s Licence which you must carry at all times when you are driving. Please also take the counterpart of your licence if you hold a photo licence.

CAR INSURANCE
Please note that in most cases you will need to pay an ‘excess’ in the event of theft or damage to your hire car, regardless of blame. As amounts and conditions vary throughout Greece, please ensure you ask for full details at collection, before you sign your car hire contract. The excess charge ranges from €300 to €1,000 dependent on your destination. Where an ‘excess’ applies, it may be possible to purchase extra insurance locally, which reduces or cancels the ‘excess.’

The insurance with or without the excess will not cover:

  • Tyres, including puncture repairs
  • Loss of or damage to car keys (and costs incurred due to this, for example towing and replacement keys, etc.)
  • Windscreen, wing mirrors or undercarriage (you should not drive off-road)
  • Interior of car is also not covered in Corfu and Paxos
  • Personal Accident Insurance (this should be covered by your personal travel insurance)
  • Any damage, loss, accident, theft, attempted theft, etc. caused by your own negligence, for example, driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful driving, driving off-road, using wrong type of fuel, unlocked doors, apparent personal effects, etc.

CAR HIRE DEPOSIT
The car hire agents will require you to lodge a credit card deposit when you collect your car. No money will be taken if you return the undamaged car at the correct time with the correct amount of fuel and not requiring cleaning.

CHILD SEATS
Child and baby seats (forward facing seats only are available) can be provided if booked at least 2 weeks prior to your departure and are charged at £2 per day. Please remember to specify the age of the child. Local car hire and Simpson Travel staff are not authorised to install the child seats and as style and installation may differ to those in the UK, you may prefer to bring your own child seat for your own peace of mind.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Please refer to the information at the top of the page for details of the transfers included in the cost of your holiday. Taxis are licensed and insured to carry up to 4 passengers. Therefore, if there are 4 passengers and an infant then 2 taxis are needed and we will provide you with a separate quotation. If you are travelling with young children or babies, child seats are not provided for any vehicles used for transfers. For your own peace of mind, we recommend that you bring your own although there is no guarantee that local taxi companies will allow the use of child seats. Please note that the transfer times included in our accommodation details are approximate estimates only and do not include any waiting time.

Although we pre-arrange and book your ferry crossings in advance, poor weather or ferry cancellations may disrupt the schedules. In most cases, when you arrive at the port you will have to wait a certain amount of time for your onward boat transfer. If your flight experiences delays and you miss your pre-booked boat transfer, we will then book you onto the next available boat. If you miss the last ferry due to a flight delay or cancellation due to poor weather, it may be necessary for you to overnight at the port and then take the ferry the following morning.

 

ACCOMMODATION AND USEFUL INFORMATION
 

Air-conditioning and heating
We have indicated in the property descriptions which accommodation has air-conditioning included in the holiday price. Heating is available in some of our properties during the low season weeks, which is normally included in the holiday price.

Animals and wildlife
As in all rural communities, indigenous animals are an essential part of the way of life. The braying of a donkey, crow of a cockerel or the barking of a dog is not a complaint that receives much sympathy from the locals! Care should be taken to minimise the presence of insects and animals in your accommodation. Keep surfaces clean, dispose of refuse regularly and ensure that food is not left uncovered. Cats and dogs are often resident where an owner or manager lives on the property. If you are allergic to cats and/or dogs please ensure that you check the suitability of your chosen accommodation with us prior to confirming your booking.

Barbecues
We have specified if a barbecue is available at your accommodation. Please note that often in summer, due to the hot weather, use of your barbecue may not be allowed and/or strict rules for its use may apply. The local or national government reserves the right to introduce new rulings at any time, often with little prior notice, prohibiting the use of barbecues to reduce the risk of fires. Where a barbecue is not provided, it is usually because the surroundings are considered a fire risk or inappropriate for the use of barbecues.

Beach/pool towels
We provide Simpson Travel beach/pool towels in all our self-catering properties and Simpson Hotels, and these are normally laundered weekly.  

Beds
Please note that a double bed could be two single beds placed together. Double beds usually measure 140cm x 190cm and single beds 80/90cm x 190cm. If you are booking a hotel room, please let us know your room preference (double or twin). Although we will make every effort to convey your request to the hotel, we cannot guarantee your preference will be available.

Check-in and check-out
You will usually be able to occupy your villa, apartment or hotel after 4pm and you must vacate it on the day of departure by 10am and 9:30am in western Crete.

Cleaning
Self-catering accommodation is cleaned a minimum of twice a week (including arrival day) and some accommodation may be cleaned more often. Cleaning usually consists of a sweep, mop, bathroom and kitchen tidy up.  (N.B. Simpson Secret, Anti Paxos is cleaned once a week on changeover day.)  

Distances and timings
Please note that all walking and driving times stated are approximate estimates only. Transfer times are also approximate estimates only and do not include any waiting time.

Half-board
Hotel bookings with half-board include dinner, which is usually a fixed menu with or without a choice of dishes. In some hotels, you may take your half-board meal at lunchtime.

Health and safety
Simpson Travel is committed to raising the standards of health and safety throughout all our destinations. Our guests’ safety and wellbeing is of the highest importance to us. However, please note that since many of our properties are private homes, it is not always possible to meet the same exacting standards as in the UK. In your accommodation we will provide any necessary health and safety information. We ask you to familiarise yourself with this information and the property on arrival, particularly when travelling with children, and to raise any concerns with your local representative.

In some properties a baby monitor has been provided and to the best of our knowledge it is operating correctly but it is vital that you check regularly that the device is operating to your satisfaction. We strongly advise against relying on the baby monitor in case of malfunction. Simpson Travel cannot be held liable for any malfunction of the baby monitor and the use of the device is entirely at your own risk.

Internet access and connection
If a property offers wifi or internet access, the type of connection may vary. Additionally, the signal could be intermittent at times and may not be available in all areas of the property. There may be a charge for internet use in some properties.

Linen and laundry
Bed and bathroom linen is provided and usually laundered twice weekly. For your convenience some of our properties have a washing machine.

Noise and building works
Traffic, farm work, roadwork, animals and other sounds form part of everyday life, however, what constitutes ‘noise’ to one person may not be a problem for another. Please let us know if you have any special needs regarding this. Occasionally, building work is unavoidable as we do not control such work and may not know about it in advance. Whenever possible, we will notify you of any work that we believe may affect your holiday.

Occupancy
Only guests named on your invoice are entitled to occupy the accommodation.

Plumbing
Throughout Greece, especially in the older houses, the plumbing system is not designed to have items flushed down the lavatory. Where necessary, bins are provided in all bathrooms.

Satellite television
We cannot guarantee that a full selection of satellite channels will be available. Channels in English may be very limited and these are often only CNN or BBC World.

Seasonal facilities
Some facilities are subject to weather conditions and the general season, for example swimming pools, restaurant terraces, pool bars, local restaurants, and they may be limited or unavailable at the beginning or end of the season. Please do not hesitate to check with us, should a particular facility be a necessity to you.

Security and cleaning deposits
For self-catering properties, we require you to lodge a security deposit against any breakages, damage, losses, extra cleaning or outstanding accounts, which you may have incurred during your stay and/or due to your negligence. This should be provided by credit or debit card at the time of booking by providing authorisation for us to deduct (within 14 days of your return home) any advised charges from your card. Most of our properties are the owners’ personal homes and repairs, replacements and extra cleaning can be very expensive, so we do ask you to take care in order to avoid incurring extra costs.

Swimming pools
Swimming pool details are given on our website. Pool dimensions are approximate only and, unless specified otherwise, pools are freshwater and unheated. In Paxos most pools are filled using ‘sweet water’, which is generally a mix of well water (with some salt content) and fresh water. Dates when pools are operational are subject to the prevailing weather conditions at the time of opening and closing and we cannot be held responsible if poor weather means the pool is opened later, or is closed earlier in the season.

Upon arrival at your accommodation, we kindly ask you to acquaint yourselves with the pool’s safety and hygiene rules. Very few pools have covers, fencing or life rings, so children must be supervised at all times. Some pools are ‘infinity pools’ which have an exposed pool edge with an unprotected drop. This maximises views and is an attractive feature of the pool. We recommend that children are supervised and that you do not sit, lean or walk on the unprotected edge.

Villa owners
Whilst the owners or staff of some properties may live on site and tend to the grounds, they are aware that you value your privacy, and will do their best not to intrude. We do ask you, however, to allow them reasonable access to the property so that they can maintain the grounds and keep them in good order.

Welcome Pack
We offer a welcome pack in all our self-catering accommodation consisting of a small selection of staple items and local produce. This usually includes the following complimentary items: coffee, tea bags, milk, bottled water, fruit juice, bread, butter/margarine, crisps, white wine, local beers, tonic, pasta, pasta sauce, yoghurt, honey, regional biscuits, washing powder, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing-up sponge, salt and pepper, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, mixed herbs and toilet paper. 

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themelves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide.

We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading Criteria:

Location

Position, view, serenity, privacy

Comfort

Space, style, furnishings and interiors

Facilities*

Property enhancements

Amenities

Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops

*

For further clarification on Facilities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

Grading for this property:

Location

Comfort

Facilities

Amenities